The A3C Festival & Conference and iHipHop Distribution present the highly anticipated, next installment in their annual compilation series. A3C Volume 8 celebrates the 14th anniversary of the Festival and the eighth year that the Festival & Conference and iHipHop Distribution have collaborated to bring listeners this renowned series.
The previous editions of the A3C compilation have included numerous, future prominent artist’s in hip-hop, allowing the series to receive recognition from numerous outlets, with editors from Apple Music stating, “The A&R rep has done a commendable job, cherry-picking some of the most promising, would-be rap stars from countless wannabes,” said editors from Apple Music. The compilation series has introduced numerous artists, to fans of the genre, who have established themselves as staples in the hip-hop marketplace. Past compilation artists include G-Eazy, Curren$y, A$AP Rocky, Yung Bans, Action Bronson, Vince Staples, Kodie Shane, Buddy, Smoke DZA, Rapsody,Dave East, Freddie Gibbs, Lucki, Thouxanbanfauni, Trademark Da Skydiver, Mick Jenkins, Sir Michael Rocks, Robb Bank$, and Jimmy Wopo, among others.
The latest artist to join the ranks is $tupid Young. Hailing from the streets of Long Beach, CA, $tupid Young is arguably the hottest emerging artist from the West Coast in years. The 26 year-old half-Cambodian, half-Vietnamese, Asian Boyz representative (an offshoot of the Crips) has quickly become a staple in the genre, collaborating with the likes of Mozzy, Lil Durk, and P-Lo, all of whom are considered peers. On the heels of his 2018 breakthrough project True Story and a standout showcase at Rolling Loud, $tupid Young is releasing his new track and video for "Want It All." The video, shot by Macedomedia, exemplifies Young's hardworking attitude and the mindset that dedication to your craft comes with its rewards. The video premiered on YouTube today via No Jumper. The Keanu Beats-produced anthem will be featured on the eighth annual A3C compilation album, A3C Volume 8, which will be available worldwide on February 22, 2019.